Elementary and middle school teachers will want to know that The U.S. Mint has announced the release of the 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site quarter, the 37th coin to be released in the "America the Beautiful" Quarters Program.
For more information on Frederick Douglass, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and the Frederick Douglass NHS Quarter, visit:
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UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.
Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.
The middle-level “No Impact Project” curriculum uses film and printed matter (including lesson handouts) to help middle and high school students explore the effects their everyday behavior has on the environment, their health, and their well-being. It will also challenge students to think about how the systems in our present society influence our lifestyle choices in ways that often are not good for environment. Finally, it will guide students to take action both individually and with others to bring about positive change. Read more
"What We do At the Federal Reserve," is a free teaching kit for grades 9-12. The Federal Reserve is often in the news, yet few Americans understand The Fed's role in our economy. This classroom kit gives teachers some hands-on activities to explain the role of the Fed. Developed by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this kit provides a curriculum guide that emphasizes key points teachers can highlight while studying topics like how prices, inflation, and how monetary policy affects our economy. Read more
The National Center for Policy Analysis and its partner, Debate Central, have announced the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest, sponsored by Copart. Entrants have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for $9,000 in scholarship money.
To date, the Young Patriots Essay Contest has awarded $49,000 in scholarships to students around the nation. Read more
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.